School News

Orchard Hills Receives Energy Star Award


Orchard Hills has earned EPA’s Energy Star!  Over the past three years an “Energy Incentive” has been offered to each school.  The certification process isn’t easy.  Air quality, lighting quality, and the overall Energy Use Index readings and calculations of each facility are taken into account.  Data is then gathered and compared.  We then receive a score based on the grading criteria. 

Lagoon is Introducing the Summer Fever Fundraiser

Lana Hiskey

For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser”. We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump starts on Summer Fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah School Families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits.  See the attached documents for more information.  

Learning About Measurement in Mrs. Tanner's Class

Nicole Murri

Mrs. Tanner's class has been learning about measurement and about converting between metric and customary units of measure. "King Gallon" came and crowned students queens, princesses, and cats to teach them about quarts, pints and cups. "Metric McGonagall" came to teach them about transfiguring or converting from one metric unit to another.

Kindergarten Registration is March 20th


Kindergarten Registration

 Kindergarten registration for the Payson/Santaquin/Goshen Area Elementary Schools will be from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018.  Please go to your respective elementary school on that day if you have a child who will be starting kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year. Bring your child with you as there will be a short assessment given. Requirements to start kindergarten are outlined below.  Please keep in mind that these are state laws not subject to change by the school.

Family Literacy Night Fun


We hope everyone had so much fun at the Family Literacy Night!  The different activities were: Dr. Seuss Bingo, book walks, lock box challenges, roll a Dr. Seuss character, charades, Boggle, making slime, and a photo booth.  Thank you so much for coming! 

Teacher Development

Robin Wheatley

Orchard Hills teachers true professionals! They are always trying to develop their teaching skills to benefit their students.  Each month teachers are trained during a literacy or math collaboration meeting taught by district coaches.  The materials presented are then used in the classroom.  As one teacher said, "If we want our students to be life long learners, we need to set an example."